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Pesticides Retailer fined $2,500 for Unlawful Sale of Pesticides Violation

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Pesticides Retailer fined $2,500 for Unlawful Sale of Pesticides Violation

Convicted - Semences Supreme Seeds Incorporated

Court Location - Ottawa

Description of Offence - The conviction against Semences Supreme Seeds relates to unlawfully selling pesticides to an individual without the proper license.

Date of Offence - Beginning on or about April 1, 2016 and ending on or about August 31, 2016

Date of Conviction - October 4, 2018

Penalty Imposed - Semences Supreme Seeds Incorporated was convicted on one violation under the Pesticides Act, was fined $2,500 plus a Victim Fine Surcharge of $625 with six months to pay. 

Background -  

  • Semences Supreme Seeds holds a ministry issued General Vendor Pesticide Licence, which permits the company to sell pesticides in accordance with the Pesticides Act.  The business is located in Casselman.
  • It is a condition of the Pesticide Licence that the company can only sell certain pesticides to individuals or businesses that hold an appropriate licence.
  • Following a public complaint, it was determined that Semences Supreme Seeds had sold a quantity of Par III Turf Herbicide and Quali-Pro Imidacloprid, although the purchaser had not provided any evidence that he was licensed to obtain and use the restricted pesticides.
  • The ministry's Investigations and Enforcement Branch investigated and laid charges resulting in one conviction.

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